A Thought for Today May 16, 2019

A Thought for Today May 16, 2019

“Do You Want to be Made Well?”
 
I suppose this question would be answered to the affirmative if we are sick. You are invited to read the following passage.
 
John 5:1-9
A Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda
1 After this, there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.
 
5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”
7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”
9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.
And that day was the Sabbath.
Now, of course, this man that was sick wanted to be made well.
 
Before we come to Christ, we are all sick, sick with sin.
But what if being made well, means drawing closer to Christ and away from the things of this world.
 
Much of mankind’s ailments (not just the physical) happen because of keeping the Lord God at least an arm’s length away.
We say we love Jesus, but we don’t want Him to change our lives too much. After all, we have a pretty good life here on earth.
 
Do you want to be made well is a question each person must answer.
Because of God’s word of truth, I can guarantee that anything in this life that we give up to have a closer relationship with Christ, will more than be made up for.
 
Do you want to be made well? Ah Lord, Yes, Yesss.
Draw me closer to you, wash me, cleanse me, and save me oh Lord.
Lord, keep me safe through eternity. Amen

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